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Stalking, Part I: The Hidden Crime

Research has shown that over 80% of victims who were stalked by an intimate partner were also physically assaulted by that partner. In addition, nearly 90% of femicide cases with a history of physical abuse…

Domestic Violence and Court Community Engagement: Serving Community Needs Through A Coordinated Response

While the specifics of Coordinated Community Response (CCR) programs vary across communities, the premise is that coordination and integration of the justice system, human services, and advocacy responses to domestic violence should reduce its occurrence.…

Working in Tribal Communities to Protect Victims and Communities from Firearms in Domestic Violence Cases

Tribal communities face a variety of unique obstacles to removing firearms from individuals who are prohibited from having them due to civil protection orders (CPOs) or criminal convictions for domestic violence. Yet the CPO and…

Child Custody Webinar Series 3: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Interstate Child Custody Issues for Domestic Violence Survivors

Have domestic violence survivors ever asked you about leaving the state with their children to flee from abuse?  This webinar, presented by the Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women (LRC), will focus on basic…

Child Abuse, Neglect, and Domestic Violence: Dispelling the Myths, Enhancing Practice

This webinar will explore our preconceptions and myths about child welfare- involved families who are experiencing domestic violence. The interactive 90-minute webinar will help participants to develop a shared understanding and definition of domestic violence…

Protecting Victims and Communities in Domestic Violence Cases: Collaborative Strategies

Is your community doing all it can to prevent firearms-related violence perpetrated by abusers in DV cases? Are you encountering challenges to implementing existing state, tribal, and federal firearms restrictions? Learn about strategies for effective…

Child Custody Webinar Series 2: Evidence Basics: Helping to Make Sure Your Client’s Story Is Heard

A court’s decision is only as good as the information it receives, but this information has to be presented correctly to be sure it’s considered. With the safety and well-being of your clients and their…

Child Custody Webinar Series 1: Beyond the Legalese: An Introduction to Family Court

Weird vocabulary, intimidating procedures, and unfamiliar standards seem to be everywhere when you go to family court for the first time and can be horribly confusing, especially for survivors trying to achieve safety and well-being…

Developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Your School-Justice Partnership

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a critical document in establishing coordinated efforts in a school–justice partnership. An MOU is a multilateral agreement among multiple parties intended to express a common vision and line of action. MOUs in school-justice partnerships represent a collective commitment among…

Creating a Trauma-Informed System: The Important Collaboration Between CACs and the Courts

The NCJFCJ partnered with the National Children’s Advocacy Center to create this webinar highlighting the importance of collaboration between children’s advocacy centers (CACs) and the courts. Participants can expect to learn: what judges should know…

International Family Law: A Survey of Middle Eastern Family Law in American Courts

Marriage and divorce are no longer local affairs. An Egyptian man might meet an English woman while on vacation in France and they might marry in Morocco, only to settle in New York City.  With…

Trauma-informed Approaches to Domestic Violence Exposure, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resiliency: Opportunities for Early Child Care Providers

This session will explore the latest thinking about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and childhood exposure to domestic violence. Emphasizing the opportunity for universal education, presenters will discuss strategies for trauma-informed parenting to prevent the intergenerational…